NOVEMBER 11th 2013
The Green Beret Foundation provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, ill and injured Green Berets and imparts unique support to the Special Forces community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.
The United States Army Special Forces, commonly known as the Green Berets, produces some of our nation’s finest and most elite warriors. They fight across a broad spectrum of missions in the pursuit of freedom for those oppressed and to protect our nation from those who seek to do us harm. They are known as our country’s quiet professionals.
You or your company can help the Green Beret Foundation in its endeavor to assist our nation’s finest by sponsoring a shooter for the 2nd Annual Green Beret Pro-Am Shooting Match sponsored by Raidon Tactics Inc. and hosted by 37 PSR Gun Club.
THIS YEAR OUR EVENT IS NAMED IN HONOR OF OUR FRIEND AND TEAM MATE SGM WILLIE LUBBERS
The Green Beret Pro-Am is being held on 11 November 2013 from 10am til 5pm. There will be five shooting stages, each testing the shooting abilities of each team member. The teams will consist of a wounded Green Beret and a sponsored competitor. You or your company can support a team or be a competitor yourself. The minimum donation to participate as a Competitor is $750 with 100% of your donation going directly to the GBF. There will be no overhead taken out of any donation funds. All sponsors that are not able to participate can still assist the GBF by donating prizes or other goods and services in support of this event. Last year the event raised $18,500 and we want to increase the amount this year to at least $25,000. So help us, help those that need it.
The Green Beret Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 foundation that provides financial resources, immediate need supplies, caregiver assistance, and educational scholarships to wounded or ill Army Special Forces warriors and their families.
We operate with high efficiency in the most challenging special operations environment, mitigating the burden of America’s most elite warriors, and facilitating their return to active duty or a successful transition to civilian life.
To learn more about this organization, please click here to view the web page.
HERE IS WHAT ONE COMPETITOR HAD TO SAY
Thank YOU all who contributed to the 2012 Green Beret Pro Am held yesterday. We raised $1,325 individually, and over $18,000 for the Green Beret Foundation. That money will go to great use supporting our wounded elite warriors.
I’m struggling to find words to explain the experience yesterday. Even if we never fired a single shot, just being amongst these fine warriors, hearing the stories of their wounds and their ongoing healing, and how these men soldier on despite the odds, was worth the price of admission. I even think we paid too little. Seeing these men come together, renew old friendships, shed tears openly for those they lost, deepens my respect for them tremendously. It was an honor to be a part of that small community, even for the briefest of time.
My partner yesterday was Rob Latham, a 27-year Army veteran, most of that time spent in Special Forces. He was recently retired medically as Sergeant Major and soon starting his mew life working for Booz-Allen. An unbelievable person, gracious host, and damned fine shooter, Rob was wounded during operations in Afghanistan in 2004. Some of our best moments were just laughing together with him and his teammates. It was a cherished privilege to be welcomed as if I were one of their own, and ‘honorary member’ of 3rd Group, if for just the day.
While Rob and I (Team MudDog Zombies) did not win a prize yesterday, the prize of partnership and fun was far better. Being a witness to history was awesome. Joining them as they remembered their fallen comrades as the sun went down will remain an indelible image I carry with me always.
A wonderful day all around, made possible by you and others contributing in such an overwhelming fashion. Thank you.
Now operations begin for 2013 shoot. First thing is to tighten up groups with a damned Glock 19. LOL! = )
A pic from the day. (From L to R): Rob Latham, Mac, Pam Saulsby (NBC17 News and dear friend of mine), and SSG David Glenn (medic served with Rob). I’ll make more available to those who would like to see and some are available on my Facebook page.
Thanks again. Enjoy your day. Every day! = )
Time Schedule of Events
1000-Pros -Amateurs Sign In
1130-Safety Brief and Event Brief
1200-Skydivers Land/NATIONAL ANTHEM by Ms. Sumer Taylor
1315-UTC Shooting events
1700-Presentation of Donations to GBF
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